He Beat His First 2 Murder Cases. Now Comes No. 3

Keeco Stern is arrested in Baltimore and charged in slaying
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2017 10:29 AM CDT
Keeco Stern.   (Baltimore Police)

(Newser) – A 28-year-old man in Baltimore has been charged with murder from a shooting back in January, and the arrest is making headlines in the city for reasons that go beyond the actual slaying. One is that when authorities spotted Keeco Stern on Thursday and tried to arrest him, they say he fled, kicked in the rear door of a nearby residence in an apparent attempt to hide, and assaulted a woman inside, reports WBAL. Cops found him, however, and added charges of assault and destruction of property to those he faces. Another reason is that this is the third time in 10 years that Stern has been charged with murder, reports the Baltimore Sun.

He beat the first two charges, however. In 2007, Stern and his brother were acquitted of murdering a 48-year-old man, and in 2012, he was acquitted of fatally shooting a 35-year-old man. In the more recent case, police say witnesses and tips led them to identify Stern as the gunman in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man who was sitting in his car in January. No word yet on when the case might go to trial. (Read more murder stories.)

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